You know that the Dalai Lama is Tibetan, but did you know he is from one of the Amdo groups? An eighth-century Tibetan sage prophesied that "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the world and the Dharma will come to the land of the Red Man." In 1959, the Dalai Lama had to flee from Tibet to India, where he lives in exile and continues to work for the liberation of his people from the control of China. The Rtahu Amdo people speak one of the four Amdo languages.
The Rtahu Amdo people are dedicated Tibetan Buddhists. They worship spirit beings. No Christian believers live among the Rtahu Amdo, and if anyone in the tribe puts all their trust in Christ, community response will undoubtedly be serious.
Believers can take them gospel materials if they are careful.
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone." Isaiah 9:2
Pray for God’s light to shine brightly among this people.
Pray that the Rtahu Amdo would seek the freedom that can be found in Christ—no matter where they live and no matter who rules over them. Pray that they would come to know God's government, the one ruled by a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Pray for a movement to Christ to flourish among them.
|People Name||Rtahu Amdo|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|